Open Forum: May 8, 2021

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  1. egg_ says:

    Personally I’m going with Klowee, or Jazzmene.

    Sparkle?

  2. Dr Faustus says:

    The aluminium industry all over again?

    Striking similarities.

    If hydrogen entrepreneurs can make it work with renewables alone, let it rip.

    It only becomes a problem if they are subsidised/supported to latch on as a new must-run load on the decaying Australian grid – and suck the last vestiges of dispatchability out of the system.

  3. Dot:

    His former CTO thinks Apophis will wipe us out in 2029, ~ 60,000 Hiroshima bombs (1 Gigaton of TNT) off the coast of California & Mexico.

    Is that US 1,000,000,000,000 tons?
    That will ruin everyone’s picnic, won’t it?

  4. Leigh Lowe says:

    Salvatore, King of Jobkeeper Covid Cash says:

    May 13, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Sal.
    The monitoring of staff in the pub?
    Do you do it?

    All staff are under constant video surveillance.

    Thank you.
    That was my point.
    You jumped in behind “da unfairness” of St Ruth being monitored – “spied on” – by his bosses, but not seeing the irony that hospitality and retail have CCTV cameras all over the place.

  5. Rex Mango says:

    Once the public wake up to the fact that scientists/media colluded to coverup the origins of Covid, the wheels of the great climate change scientific con will fall off too.

  6. Lysander says:

    **Enters Cat.

    **Checks left and right for traffic (be it trains or trucks).

    **”Looks” safe?

  7. mh says:

    Tucker: Many vaccinated Americans left the realm of science entering mass hysteria

    https://news.yahoo.com/tucker-many-vaccinated-americans-left-004437372.html

  8. Leigh Lowe says:

    Lysander says:

    May 13, 2021 at 11:58 am

    **Enters Cat.

    **Checks left and right for traffic (be it trains or trucks).

    **”Looks” safe?

    Gets hit by a bobcat.
    Electric.
    Silent but deadly.

  9. Struth says:

    Struth,
    Can you clarify you comments re farmers trucks and diesel rebates please?

    With pleasure.

    If not used for on road general freight purposes, like say fuel for your tractor, you get a rebate.
    If you decide to go into road transport, as a farmer you don’t get a rebate.
    It depends what you do and cart with your truck.

    I made this point because trains also do not pay the fuel tax road vehicles do, yet engage in general freight transport, directly competing with those that do.
    The road vehicles pay more in one year in fuel tax than is spent on the roads .
    The non fuel taxed and track subsidised rail compete with them, being therefore able to undercut freight rates and then those with socialist leanings (when it suits) claim it to be a competitive form of transport.

  10. harrys on the boat says:

    The majority of CCTV cameras in a pub are on the bar staff.

  11. egg_ says:

    The aluminium industry all over again?

    Solid gaseous electricity?

  12. You jumped in behind “da unfairness” of St Ruth being monitored – “spied on” – by his bosses, but not seeing the irony that hospitality and retail have CCTV cameras all over the place.

    You could benefit from some exposure to critical thinking.

    Serious question, are you this hopeless at what you do in real life?

  13. Struth says:

    Frank again showing his left wing style elitism, where he feels he knows enough on every issue under the sun, to comment.
    If only people like you got to make the decisions on everything, the world would be a better place, wouldn’t Frank?

  14. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Technical note: 400 tonnes per day of hydrogen, produced by electrolysis

    One may ask where are the Oxygen atoms going to go. Presumably as waste into the atmosphere. Next we will have the Greens rabbiting on about Oxygen pollution and its detrimental effects on the planet.

  15. egg_ says:

    The majority of CCTV cameras in a pub are on the bar staff.

    Local Woolies now has a camera on every aisle (Sydney Lower North Shore) – COVID?

    PA auto announcements about civility – in case of dunny roll punch-ups?

  16. Leigh Lowe says:

    Ambulance chasers cop a whack.
    From the Oz:-

    Two passengers who were served perfumed water by mistake on a Virgin Australia flight from Bali to Sydney, have failed to convince a judge the error made them both seriously ill.

    Both passengers alleged they suffered a range of illnesses in the days that followed, including diahorrea, sore throats, food intolerances, temporary weight loss and nausea.

    Sure they did.

    The doctor had noted that he believed the diahorrea was likely caused by something Mr Grueff ate or drank in Bali, where he had spent six weeks.

    Quite so.

    Both Mr Grueff’s and Ms Saltmarshe’s applications were dismissed, with costs awarded to Virgin Australia, as the respondent.

    Ouch!

  17. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Guacamole.

    ‘Operation Trace’: SA police launch undercover crackdown on QR code check-ins (13 May)

    Papers please. How weird that people don’t want to be followed everywhere by the all seeing eye of Sauron?

  18. incoherent rambler says:

    Once the public wake up to the fact that scientists/media colluded to coverup the origins of Covid, the wheels of the great climate change scientific con will fall off too.

    Let it be so.

  19. Leigh Lowe says:

    harrys on the boat says:

    May 13, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    The majority of CCTV cameras in a pub are on the bar staff.

    Correct.
    Which is just fine.
    But not fine when introduced into other workplaces.
    Strange that.

  20. Lysander says:

    Very funny Leigh 😛

    (I’m just hoping that “debate” is dead, buried, cremated”)

  21. The majority of CCTV cameras in a pub are on the bar staff.

    Is that a serious observation Harry?
    Coz it is not my experience, & is not where I’ve ever prioritised cameras.

  22. notafan says:

    Fuel tax is allegedly for road construction and maintenance, as trains don’t run on roads, they don’t pay them.

    Fuel tax is collected from all road users, not just heavy trucks and a significant percentage of those trips are for private purposes.

    Stop pretending that all fuel taxes are paid by heavy vehicles owners and operators.

    Its far more likely that private use vehicles subsidise trucks.

  23. egg_ says:

    Speaking of coffee.

    Saw a subcontinental Vittoria Coffee semi truck driver pulling into the depot the other day – with his Apple Earpods on, as you do.

    So much for audible warnings?

    “What horn?”

    If he hit a milk truck, would it be a bit latte?

  24. bespoke says:

    (I’m just hoping that “debate” is dead, buried, cremated”)

    Was dead at the start.

  25. Leigh Lowe says:

    If only people like you got to make the decisions on everything, the world would be a better place, wouldn’t Frank?

    That is almost certainly correct.
    In our brave new world, too many poorly educated types are consulted about decisions which would be best left to those who are capable of making rational decisions.

  26. Dr Faustus says:

    Solid gaseous electricity?

    Exactly that.
    A conversion-recovery process, with a solid hysteresis loss in between.

  27. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    That will ruin everyone’s picnic, won’t it?

    No.
    NASA Analysis: Earth Is Safe From Asteroid Apophis for 100-Plus Years (28 Mar)

  28. Leigh Lowe says:

    Its far more likely that private use vehicles subsidise trucks.

    I think that is almost certain, given the damage caused to roads by the car fleet is infinitesimally small when compared with the havoc wreaked by heavy vehicles.
    But none of our “transport experts” seem to be able to find the calcs on that.
    I wonder why?

  29. Leigh Lowe says:

    Coz it is not my experience, & is not where I’ve ever prioritised cameras.

    But some are directed at staff, right?

  30. Struth says:

    Its far more likely that private use vehicles subsidise trucks.

    In our brave new world, too many poorly educated types are consulted about decisions which would be best left to

    …Frank.

    You only have to bait them, they do the rest.

  31. Numbers:

    Iran has consolidated control of the Middle East on Trump’s watch, including big chunks of Iraq, Syria, and Yemen through proxies. They are literally in the strongest position they’ve been since 1979. If you believe that Trump was good for US power, you care for spin rather than effectiveness.

    Considering the escalating tensions between us and China, do you support a new National Service scheme for deployment in Australia and its Territories for both males/females, in line with its treaty obligations?
    Just a yes/no answer will suffice.

  32. Arky says:

    Fuel tax is allegedly for road construction and maintenance, as trains don’t run on roads, they don’t pay them.

    ..
    Shut up shut up shut up shut up.

  33. But some are directed at staff, right?

    Wrong.
    You may have missed the nuance of the comment I made about surveillance in trucks.
    Your knowledge of cctv is how far above ab initio?

  34. Arky says:

    Frank again showing his left wing style elitism, where he feels he knows enough on every issue under the sun, to comment.

    ..
    Shut up shut up shut up shut up.

  35. Struth says:

    Fuel tax is allegedly for road construction and maintenance, as trains don’t run on roads, they don’t pay them.

    And they don’t pay for the tracks either.
    Great gig if you can get it.

  36. 1735099 says:

    Greg Sheridan probably doesn’t know much about tanks, but even though I have high regard for them after a couple of Centurions saved our bacon on 22nd April 1970, much of what he writes makes sense.
    The Americans were fighting WW2 and Korea in Vietnam, and that was one of the reasons they stuffed it up right royally.
    The angry one wants to believe that tanks would be useful if the Chinese attacked Taiwan. Like the Yanks, he’s fighting the last war. The next one, if it comes, is bound to be different.
    In open terrain against enemy tanks and bunkers they work, but defending a seaborne invasion against high-tech munitions, especially airborne – not so much.
    Apart from the fact that we’d have a bugger of a job getting them there in time to be useful, they were next to useless in Iraq when it came to counter-insurgency warfare and Afghanistan where they used only 16, well-supported by marines.

  37. Arky says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 13, 2021 at 12:15 pm
    Coz it is not my experience, & is not where I’ve ever prioritised cameras.

    But some are directed at staff, right?

    ..
    Shut up shut up shut up shut up.

  38. Arky says:

    1735099 says:
    May 13, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    ..
    Fuck off.

  39. Leigh Lowe says:

    I am getting the feeling you want people to shut up, Arky.

  40. Leigh Lowe says:

    And also fuck off.

  41. Arky says:

    Struth says:
    May 13, 2021 at 12:17 pm
    Fuel tax is allegedly for road construction and maintenance, as trains don’t run on roads, they don’t pay them.

    And they don’t pay for the tracks either.
    Great gig if you can get it.

    ..
    Shut up shut up shut up. SHUT UP.

  42. egg_ says:

    A conversion-recovery process,

    All when there is supposed to be a room-temperature fuel cell that the Military hope to exploit.

  43. Arky says:

    Leigh Lowe says:
    May 13, 2021 at 12:18 pm
    And also fuck off.

    ..
    Shut UP.

  44. Struth says:

    I am getting the feeling you want people to shut up, Arky.

    The benefits of a good education.

  45. 132andBush says:

    Thanks Struth.
    Just making sure you weren’t under the impression that all farmers with trucks are running on rebated fuel.

  46. Leigh Lowe says:

    OK.
    We’ve gone to capital letters.
    This is serious.

  47. Arky says:

    you’re posting too fast

    ..
    Shut up.

  48. egg_ says:

    I can see a fuel cell in the Model A.

  49. Leigh Lowe says:

    How would you like us to shut up, oh Great One?

  50. notafan says:

    Neither do trucks struth.

    BITRE provides statistics on all state and federal road revenue and state and federal road spending.

    You can look them up.

    With the exception of heavy vehicle road use charges fuel excises are paid by all road users.

    If you can find some evidence that trucks pay 100 percent of fuel excise you might have an argument.

  51. 132andBush says:

    Stop pretending that all fuel taxes are paid by heavy vehicles owners and operators.

    Its far more likely that private use vehicles subsidise trucks.

    I can understand why Struth gets exasperated.

  52. When I installed cameras in the pub, the staff were thrilled, the bar staff especially so.
    The police on the other hand, were most unhappy, the officer-in-charge especially so.

  53. Arky says:

    notafan says:
    May 13, 2021 at 12:23 pm
    Neither do trucks struth.

    ..
    Shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up

  54. Arky says:

    Shut up.

  55. PeterM says:

    So Hillary made a concession speech and then undermined the legitimacy of the 2016 Election for four years. What’s your point?

  56. bespoke says:

    No!

  57. Leigh Lowe says:

    I can understand why Struth gets exasperated.

    Um, why?
    Nota’s point is valid.
    St Ruth picked up total fuel excise paid by all vehicles (private cars included) as prima facie evidence that trucks pay their way.

  58. Roger says:

    Iran has consolidated control of the Middle East on Trump’s watch…

    That was a long term trend as Iran capitalised on the so-called Arab Spring to bring foreign Shia communities under its wing.

  59. What powers his rockets?

    This may be why the odd one of his hasn’t gone as far as one set off by two kids in the back yard making a “moon shot” out of tin cans & carboard boxes.

  60. Leigh Lowe says:

    When I installed cameras in the pub, the staff were thrilled, the bar staff especially so.

    Thrilled?
    Why was that?

  61. Why was that?

    You’ll soon tell us.
    You know everything.😉

  62. notafan says:

    Why 132andbush?

    If struth can post feelz why can’t everyone else?

    Its possible BITRE collect statistics on the proportion of fuel excises paid by cars.

    But trucks don’t pay it all, as struth claims.

  63. Leigh Lowe says:

    SHUT UP ALL OF YOUSE!

  64. Lysander says:

    Iran has consolidated control of the Middle East on Trump’s watch, including big chunks of Iraq, Syria, and Yemen through proxies. They are literally in the strongest position they’ve been since 1979. If you believe that Trump was good for US power, you care for spin rather than effectiveness.

    Funny you and Newsweek are in agreement Bob:

    The Biden administration’s hostility toward Israel and support for the Palestinians.

    In the past, as American leftists and Europeans automatically sided with the Palestinians and embraced their anti-Semitic narratives, U.S. administrations could be counted on to reject the libels and stand with Israel. The Trump administration, for instance, presided over the four most peaceful years of Israel-Palestinian relations since the early 1980s.

    Since its first days in office, the Biden administration has taken actions and issued statements to signal that it is replacing Trump’s support for Israel with support for the Palestinians. President Joe Biden restored U.S. funding to the PA despite its unceasing support for, and funding of, terrorism. Biden also reinstated U.S. funding of United Nations agencies, such as UNRWA, that work with Hamas and disseminate Nazi-like anti-Semitism. Biden announced the U.S. intends to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council, an organization whose primary function is to demonize and condemn Israel.

    Fuck me, and we’re only 110 days into the Biden Reign of Terror. In fact, Cats… DO LOOK OUT FOR TRUCKS (of peace).

  65. Struth says:

    Never said they did notafan.
    Go back and read.
    I said they pay their way.
    Road users pay their way and much more.
    They are not rebated, the government builds the roads, decides on the weights allowed and charges accordingly (which means way more than it needs to).
    Then probably subsidises your local windfarm or rail with the rest.
    Whereas all that needs to happen with you is to shut your mouth for five minutes and quietly contemplate the embarrassment of hysteria you’ve been for the last 15 months.
    And aggressive with it, hence my attitude toward you.

  66. Leigh Lowe says:

    Sal, you were closer to the euphoria when tye CCTV went in.
    Tell us.
    Why were the staff “thrilled” about it?

  67. notafan says:

    A while ago you claimed never to read my posts, arky.

    Perhaps you should return to that practice.

  68. notafan says:

    Feel don’t cut it.

    *pay their way*

    There must be an industry body that publishes statistics on this significant subject.

  69. 1735099 says:

    Considering the escalating tensions between us and China, do you support a new National Service scheme for deployment in Australia and its Territories for both males/females, in line with its treaty obligations?

    Now, what treaties would those be?
    The only one I’m aware of is ANZUS, and the Kiwis are no longer part of that.
    Frankly, the Yanks would ignore it if it suited them.
    The situation is slightly less complicated now that Trump is gone, but I don’t reckon it’s worth the paper it’s written on.

    Just a yes/no answer will suffice.

    Whether I support it or not is moot.
    Non-combatant NS would probably be useful if it freed up people of military age, and wealth was also conscripted in the process.
    If you’re thinking about the reintroduction of conscription, the best time to do that would be when all members of the Young Liberals and Nationals were beating down the doors of the recruitment offices.
    That’s unlikely….

  70. 132andBush says:

    But trucks don’t pay it all, as struth claims.

    Point to where Struth has claimed that.

    You can’t. Because he hasn’t.

  71. bespoke says:

    Who is top of the sainthood, Long haul or Quarry Trucks?

  72. notafan says:

    Actually if you read back over the many posts I think you’ll find he has.

  73. Zyconoclast says:

    They have found Jenner’s VP pick for the Republicans in 2024.

    Saying a lot of sensible things. 51 sec video

  74. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “In the past, as American leftists, Europeans, Bob Carr, the ALP, the ABC, the Greens, The Guardina and a senile old racist who resides in Toowoomba automatically sided with the Palestinians and embraced their anti-Semitic narratives,”

  75. Why were the staff “thrilled” about it?

    Why would they not be?

    (You sure you know everything about pubs?)

  76. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Hydrogen fuel cells are really great until you have to buy the platinum to put in a million of them.

    Musk’s Falcons fun on kero, and his new one on methane. Hydrogen is a better rocket fuel but he’s trying to lower the cost per launch and increase reliability.

    SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites in record 10th liftoff (and landing) of reused rocket (11 May)

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit early Sunday (May 9) and then stuck a landing at sea to cap a record 10th flight for the company’s reusable booster.

    The veteran Falcon 9 rocket blasted off before dawn from Space Launch Complex 40 here at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 2:42 a.m. EDT (0642 GMT), marking the company’s 14th launch of the year. It was also one for the record books as the flight was this particular booster’s 10th launch and landing attempt. The rocket’s once pristine exterior was almost black, charred by its many trips to orbit and back.

    He’s even saving money on paint.

  77. 132andBush says:

    Actually if you read back over the many posts I think you’ll find he has.

    No he has not.
    It’s a patently false claim anyway.

    And its poor form on your behalf to invent it.

  78. Leigh Lowe says:

    Why were the staff “thrilled” about it?

    Why would they not be?

    I don’t know.
    Go on, tell us.
    Or have you suddenly realised where this is headed?

  79. Old School Conservative says:

    Telstra will pay the second highest penalty ever imposed under Australian Consumer Law with the Federal Court ordering the telco to pay $50m, plus costs, after it admitted to selling mobile devices and plans to Indigenous customers who could not afford them (The Oz)
    Looks like “caveat emptor” is as dead as the language it was written in.

  80. No he has not.
    It’s a patently false claim anyway.
    And its poor form on your behalf to invent it.

    Yep.
    This rush to absolutism – including manufacturing a theme or intent that patently was not in the original post – is conduct unbecoming for a site that purports to engage in free discussion.

    Some of y’all should log in to Lavatory Rodeo. really.

  81. egg_ says:

    Who is top of the sainthood, Long haul or Quarry Trucks?

    The biggest Mine Haul trucks are diesel-electric, all clones of a General Electric (rail locomotive based) design, so a hybrid.
    Siemens (train) control systems are often employed.

    3MW+ traction power, 400+ short tons load capacity.
    The Ruskis have a dual-Cummins engine jobbie, of course.

  82. thefrollickingmole says:

    In open terrain against enemy tanks and bunkers they work, but defending a seaborne invasion against high-tech munitions, especially airborne – not so much.

    Wang has discovered WW2 tactics.

    Anyone using AFVs without effective aircover since WW1 has had a very bad time.

  83. Or have you suddenly realised where this is headed?

    Tell us O great oracle, where is this ‘headed’?

  84. bespoke says:

    This rush to absolutism – including manufacturing a theme or intent that patently was not in the original post – is conduct unbecoming for a site that purports to engage in free discussion.

    Gag!

  85. notafan says:

    Im talking about the last two weeks and incidentally I couldn’t be bothered ‘inventing it’.

    Its not my habit to gaslight posters with fictional claims about what they said.

    In any case one of the evershifting claims was because of total fuel taxes paid freight trains are subsided by trucks.

  86. Numbers:
    OK, let’s keep it simple.
    Do you support the reintroduction of National Service if Australia is threatened by a foreign power?

  87. 132andBush says:

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    May 13, 2021 at 12:37 pm
    “In the past, as American leftists, Europeans, Bob Carr, the ALP, the ABC, the Greens, The Guardina and a senile old racist who resides in Toowoomba automatically sided with the Palestinians and embraced their anti-Semitic narratives,”

    Just had a look at a leftish friends Instagram page only to see a “Gaza under attack “ meme.

    The propaganda is all pervasive.

    Ben Shapiro had a great analysis in his show this morning.
    Also demolishing that garbage that numbers linked to earlier today re Trump failing with peace in the ME.

  88. bespoke says:

    So these cameras are turned off when the cops aren’t around?

  89. Lysander says:

    Quote of the day for me so far: If Palestine put down their weapons there would be peace. If Israel put down their weapons there’d be no Israel.

  90. bespoke says:

    egg_ says:
    May 13, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    Cheers, should have used ‘king of the road’.

  91. RobK says:

    Just time for a quick drive-by(in magnetically levitated pod):
    The ransomware attack on the US pipeline is also a vulnerability of the electricity grid. Increasingly so as it becomes so called “smarter”with squillions of processor controlled set-points, predetermined cascades of catastrophe can be covertly established. This is aside from the increasing number of permutations available for chaotic weather conditions to find an unanticipated weakness (such as the SA blackout).

  92. Leigh Lowe says:

    Sal, come on man!
    Tell us why bar staff might be “thrilled” at the installation of CCTV monitoring.
    Was your bar manager a bit handsy with the girls behind the bar?
    Were they anxious to catch and ban obnoxious punters?
    What “thrilled” them about being “spied on” as you put it.

  93. Its not my habit to gaslight posters with fictional claims about what they said.

    Then perhaps it is time you stopped it?

  94. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    wealth was also conscripted in the process.

    If there’s was any doubt numbnuts is a communist, it’s now gone.

  95. LL, if you can’t work out why, then you’re not as smart as you make out you are.
    Or perhaps you just ain’t been out & around all that much.

  96. Rex Anger says:

    Collaborator Bob knows only ablut as much about Armour and its uses as the pisstakes he and his Rifle Platoon buddies would have slung at the 1ARMD crewmen in his midst. Right up to the time that the Tank Troop saved his bacon, as he declares.

    After all that, he knows as much as Greg Sheridan, and has made all the same tired and trite talking points.

    Stick to what you knew about Vietnam, Bob…

  97. Rex Anger says:

    Much like I don’t pontificate about the finer arts of UDing into tents, cos I never did it…

  98. Leigh Lowe says:

    Looks like “caveat emptor” is as dead as the language it was written in.

    This wasn’t merely a case of selling a $40 plan when the economics of a $30 plan might be slightly better.
    They were tipping semi-illerates on welfare into ridiculous plans they didn’t need and could never afford.
    Not a lot of sympathy.

  99. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    I can see a fuel cell in the Model A.

    arkenstone is actually a time lord

  100. Leigh Lowe says:

    So, workplace surveillance can be “thrilling” Sal?
    But not in all cases?

  101. Struth says:

    Actually if you read back over the many posts I think you’ll find he has.

    You just have to bait them and hit them with facts.

    What I am doing here is pointing out there are many leftists amongst us, and they have shown their true colours since the very start of this coup d’etat.
    Notafan certainly has , with her hysterical, useful idiot, gullibility to propaganda, declaring phase two tyranny is fine and admonishing those not obeying the tyranny as Nanna Killers and conspiracy theorists.
    And quite aggressively .
    She should have at least got the response I gave her from many others.
    Now she’s trying to walk it all back.
    It didn’t happen apparently.
    It certainly did.
    And then claims to be some sort of conservative.
    She’d be one of the dobbers looking out their windows in Communist Russia, back in the day.

    Frank’s leftism is elitist leftism but it employs all the Alinsky traits.
    First you have to have a firm belief in your own brilliance above all evidence, and then he uses the “go for the person not the subject” mudslinging etc.
    Classic stuff.
    So much so many know he’s a complete tosser on many issues but he has them bluffed into silence, because he may call them widdle names and put you outside of his little club.
    What does that seem like to you.
    Dead against any activism against this coup ‘d etat as well.
    That just deserves mocking.
    Not a leftist?
    No wonder I accuse him of being a member of the Liberal party.
    He believes in all this digital tyranny and scoffs at those who, like me, have seen the dangerous idiocy of it first hand, and like a typical leftist would dismiss my opinion off hand regarding road transport, because he’s been to University.
    Pretty dam sick if you really think about it.
    Especially with my road transport qualifications and experience.
    Very dangerous people.
    And finally, we have the “we don’t want socialist funding unless it’s choof choofs, because we like choof choofs’.
    Then socialist funding is fine.
    Less of a problem but still leftism.

    Excuse me for pointing it out and fighting it on a Libertarian blog.

  102. 132andBush says:

    Its not my habit to gaslight posters with fictional claims about what they said.

    Really.
    You did it with me last year in a debate over the level of rural health services.

    Invented a claim that I had not made then started attacking me based on that.

    I think you know what the tactic is called.

    If you want to keep doing it I’ve still got some bales of the raw material you can have.

  103. Leigh Lowe says:

    Dead against any activism against this coup ‘d etat as well.

    Ah, yes.
    And what have you done lately on that front, oh Great Defender of The Cenotaphs?

  104. Herodotus says:

    The doctor had noted that he believed the diahorrea was likely caused by something Mr Grueff ate or drank in Bali, where he had spent six weeks.

    A case of the well-documented Balinese “jalan-jalan-jalan-jalan”.

  105. Zyconoclast says:

    Test

  106. Leigh Lowe says:

    Gotta Zip.
    Lunch with my broker.
    In the unlikely event he gives me a hot tip, I will pass it on.

  107. Lysander says:

    wealth was also conscripted in the process.

    Cos rich people gotta die too for equity right (not cos of death camps, global destruction or anything like that)? But being racist, you forgot to add they have to be rich white people.

  108. Bruce O’Newk:

    Musk’s Falcons fun on kero, and his new one on methane. Hydrogen is a better rocket fuel but he’s trying to lower the cost per launch and increase reliability.

    There is little point in using disintegrating totem poles to put a base on the moon or Mars. The compromises made to save weight will make it too likely to fail.
    The only way to get colonising masses onto either destination is by nukes. Lots of nukes. Small ones. Under a dirty great big slab of steel. A slab of steel weighing a million tons or more.
    Project Orion.
    Mini-Mag Orion

  109. So, workplace surveillance can be “thrilling” Sal?
    But not in all cases?

    I can see why you’re in the public service.
    Pull this shit on a board & you’d be asking Jim’s mowing for a job pushing a Victa.

  110. Struth says:

    In the unlikely event he gives me a hot tip, I will pass it on.

    Take the whole six inches and keep it to yourself.

  111. Lysander says:

    Stick to what you knew about Vietnam, Bob…

    STDs?

  112. Dianeh says:

    In a diversity seminar being told I have unconscious bias and how that affects our actions, so therefore we are all racist.

  113. Boambee John says:

    Considering the escalating tensions between us and China, do you support a new National Service scheme for deployment in Australia and its Territories for both males/females

    Having bleated for years about conscription in peacetime for overseas service, the ostrich now rejects military conscription for home/national defence.

    Whether I support it or not is moot.
    Non-combatant NS would probably be useful if it freed up people of military age, and wealth was also conscripted in the process.

  114. will says:

    That the politicians at home refused to deploy tanks to Afghanistan cos optics is their problem and their fault. Denmark, Canada and the US Marines all used Abrams or Leopard 2 in Afghan to good effect.

    so if they are not going to be deployed, why have them?

    do you think you will get different politicians in future?

  115. Mater says:

    In open terrain against enemy tanks and bunkers they work, but defending a seaborne invasion against high-tech munitions, especially airborne – not so much.

    From the military expert who can’t unload an SLR without slaying a tent, and who thinks navigation consists primarily of counting paces using a sheep counter.

    Apart from the fact that we’d have a bugger of a job getting them there in time to be useful, they were next to useless in Iraq when it came to counter-insurgency warfare and Afghanistan where they used only 16, well-supported by marines.

    Really? Is that what your experience around Fallujah, Ramadi, Khowst and Kabul led you to believe?

  116. custard says:

    Breaking Update: Maricopa County deleted a directory full of election databases from the 2020 election cycle days before the election equipment was delivered to the audit. This is spoliation of evidence!

    https://twitter.com/ArizonaAudit/status/1392656033496006656?s=20

  117. bespoke says:

    In a diversity seminar being told I have unconscious bias and how that affects our actions, so therefore we are all racist.

    Ask then (if allowed) if they have they are attracted to a certain physical type?
    They will lie saying no or you can call them a bigot.

  118. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    They’ll be coming for you Dianeh.

    New California AG Announces Formation of Racial Justice Bureau to Root Out Racism (12 May)

    No one expects the Racial Justice Bureau.

  119. Struth says:

    Ah, yes.
    And what have you done lately on that front, oh Great Defender of The Cenotaphs?

    It’s almost scientific.
    First the analysis is written and then the example is given.

  120. Lysander says:

    tasty custard! 😛

  121. DrBeauGan says:

    In a diversity seminar being told I have unconscious bias and how that affects our actions, so therefore we are all racist.

    How do they know you don’t have an unconscious bias in favour of foreigners? I had a golliw*g when I was a littlie, and I loved it. It’s given me a bias in favour of black people ever since.

    This is very like Scientology, which also claims your psyche is a mess due to early childhood engrams, but you can be straightened out by an, um, expert. At a cost.

  122. 1735099 says:

    Do you support the reintroduction of National Service if Australia is threatened by a foreign power?

    Of course, but the last time this was the case was in 1942.

  123. Struth says:

    Let us know what you did Dr BG.

  124. Nick says:

    Gotta Zip.
    Lunch with my broker.
    In the unlikely event he gives me a hot tip, I will pass it on.

    I wonder if TWE is slightly under value

  125. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Dianeh says:
    May 13, 2021 at 1:07 pm
    In a diversity seminar being told I have unconscious bias and how that affects our actions,

    May angels deliver you before the afternoon session starts. I have a few conscious and well cultivated biases. Others may be so afflicted. As to those predelictions which cannot be delved, I remain blissfully unaware.

  126. Mater says:

    Of course, but the last time this was the case was in 1942.

    Did the Third Reich threaten Australia?

  127. Old School Conservative says:

    wealth was also conscripted in the process.

    If there’s was any doubt numbnuts is a communist, it’s now gone.

    You aren’t referring to the communist who brags about the rapidly increasing value of his “classic car”?
    Strange days indeed.

  128. Lysander says:

    I have an unconscious bias; I think I use it regularly…

    when I’m catching a bus or train (not truck sorry), late at night, when going into the gents restroom, standing up to urinate, pizzas without pineapple…

    I’m also on interview panels quite a lot and you can often make up your mind as they walk in the door before even saying hello. If you’re a sheila with blue hair, nose rings, multiple rounded earrings and tatts and in wearing something that looks like is better used for couch/sloth time, I’m pretty sure you’re not going too go far.

    I’m pretty sure our unconscious biases have saved us humans from many calamities. You know, same goes for if you’re a bloke with tits who does early morning runs.

  129. notafan says:

    I didn’t claim never to make a mistake or misread someone’s point 132andbush.

  130. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    This is very like Scientology, which also claims your psyche is a mess due to early childhood engrams, but you can be straightened out by an, um, expert. At a cost.

    That E-Meter thingie looks very uncomplicated to me. Is it the running costs which may impoverish those subject to the alligator clips?

  131. bespoke says:

    You know, same goes for if you’re a bloke with tits who does early morning runs.

    Leave Arky alone.

  132. egg_ says:

    Cheers, should have used ‘king of the road’.

    Classed as “off road” vehicles actually, and thus so are the emissions standards on a c. 100-litre V20 engine.
    Could be why the Ruskis are using slightly smaller dual engines?
    That’s approaching a ship design.

  133. Tom says:

    Shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up

    Thanks, Arky.

    Marvellous.

  134. custard says:
    May 13, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you Custard – you’re doing great work keeping us updates on that front.

  135. Arky has an unerring knack of getting to the heart of the topic.

  136. Farmer Gez says:

    Rebate for on road fuel use for a farmer’s truck.
    16.9 cents per litre.
    42.7 for the in paddock gear, pumps, generators and the rest.

  137. Rex Anger says:

    Very dangerous people.
    And finally, we have the “we don’t want socialist funding unless it’s choof choofs, because we like choof choofs’.
    Then socialist funding is fine.
    Less of a problem but still leftism.

    Excuse me for pointing it out and fighting it on a Libertarian blog.

    If only you actually had, rather than merely throwing a fortbight’s worth of temper tantrums because some people stood firm against your shouty ignorance, mean-spirited generalisations and perceptions of life still stuck somewhere circa 1971…

  138. DrBeauGan says:

    That E-Meter thingie looks very uncomplicated to me. Is it the running costs which may impoverish those subject to the alligator clips?

    Pay enough and you can become mentally perfect. Like Tom Cruise.

  139. bespoke says:

    If asked who has the most influence in your life

    Conservatives (the trigger) Thomas Sowell and Candace Owens.

    Sit back and watch heads explode especially if they don’t know who they are.

  140. max says:

    Do gooders never seem to understand that kids would rather sleep in a dumpster and be free than subject themselves to the tender ministrations of people who want to help.

    ‘But it was rough living in a house all the time…and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.’

  141. DrBeauGan says:

    I like Tom Sowell and Candace Owens too, bespoke. I put it down to my golliw*g.

  142. Old School Conservative says:

    I lit out

    The give away.

  143. Lysander says:

    Here’s my one and only foray into trucks for libertarians:

    This video explains how to convert your truck into a rolling Ron Paul ad in about 30 minutes! It’s very inexpensive and gets a lot of attention. It’s probably the most cost effective method to increase awareness of Ron Paul.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckuex02nd-4

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